Around And About The Avenues – August 2014

A New Addition to the Pecan Press: Readers may have noticed on the masthead the inclusion of Mary Lynam as a staff writer intern. This is the first time this publication has had such a position. Mary recently moved to Hyde Park after she graduated from the University of Delaware, with a major in professional writing and a career goal of editing. Her initial article on the Shipe Pool Party appears in this issue. Please give Mary a warm Hyde Park welcome!

The editor would also like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Farr, who has been serving as the publication’s production manager for many years. His professionalism, reliability, and quick turnaround time on layouts are remarkable, making the editor’s life so much easier than it would otherwise be. Also to be thanked again are the many volunteers who are involved in ensuring that the Pecan Press finds its way to the doorsteps of residents on time, month after month.

Publicity for Two Hyde Parkers: In the July issue of Tribeza, Nancy Mims was one of three Austinites chosen for their skills in documenting what they cherish about their neighborhoods. For five years Nancy has documented with her smartphone camera the various unexpected gems she discovers on her “walking meditation” each morning in Hyde Park. Also in the July issue is a profile of Adam Wilson, focusing mostly on his involvement with the Friends of Shipe Park, the pool mural, and his founding of the Griffin School. Deaton Bednar, who played a role in Adam’s becoming active in the care of Shipe Park, is described as a “neighborhood community-building powerhouse.” The Pecan Press interviewed Adam in the September 2013 issue.

Save the Date: This year’s National Night Out is on Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Neighborhoods must register by September 13.